Ooh, Pretty: Penguin Couture Deluxe Edition

Ooh, Pretty

Welcome to Ooh, Pretty! A meme that features beautiful book covers! This meme is to share beautiful / interesting books covers that we’ve found and want to share! Everyone loves a pretty cover, right?

This week I’m featuring Penguin Group’s Couture Deluxe Edition! These are iconic novels dress up in hot couture fashion by fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo. Penguin says “Each luxury volume features French flaps, rough front, and specially designed covers in oil, watercolor or pencil”. Gosh, they’re gorgeous.

[Penguin Couture] Dracula - Bram Stroker[Penguin Couture] Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

 

[Penguin Couture] Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austen[Penguin Couture] The Picture of Dorain Gray - Oscar Wilde

 

[Penguin Couture] The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne[Penguin Couture] Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

Are these fabulous or what?! Definitely right off the runway! I found a few with the back cover (which are equally as gorgeous as the front!)

[Penguin Couture] Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austen -Ver2

[Penguin Couture] The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne ver2

[Penguin Couture] Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte ver 2

Which ones do you like? Personally, I’m swoooning over the Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre covers! They have have gothic feel to them. If anyone’s interested in purchasing these, you can grab them either on the Penguin site or Amazon (you kinda need to search around). I find them a bit expensive at around ~$15-16 but still, very tempting.

Also, Ruben Toledo’s work, (as seen above) is quite gorgeous! Here’s his Tumblr tag  if you want to see more. His wife Isabel is also a fashion designer and they are definitely one fashionable couple. Apparently they met as kids, and just how cute it that?! (The fashion blog, PBC Style has a cute post about them if you want to know more!)

Author: Cyn

noun. a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

0 Replies to “Ooh, Pretty: Penguin Couture Deluxe Edition”

  1. Oh you have the prettiest features! You’re going to make me want to add these to my collection. I love the Scarlet letter one, they are so amazing.

    1. Awww, thanks! I’m just such a sucker for pretty covers haha. I really like that one too!

  2. I absolutely adore Ruben Toledo’s work which obviously meant I’ve had to buy all these gorgeous Penguin covers, I have all of them now except Scarlet Letter which I’m hoping someone will buy me for Christmas!

    1. That’s awesome! They’re so gorgeous, I’m pretty sure I’ll cave and pick some up at some point. I hope you get it so you finish off the collection (:

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